Annie Strack Calendar of Events

Red Dinghy at Night 14 x 20 (Sold)

Weekly Painting Classes in our Studio in Kennett Square!
Sign up now for weekly classes! Each half-day (9:30 - 11:45 am) class meets for 4 weeks on Wednesdays. Send an email to reserve your place in upcoming classes. $137 per person for 4 classes.  

I can add a class or a workshop just for you and your friends! Up to 10 people in my studio, or up to 25 people in an accommodating venue. Workshop organizers attend free of charge -- ask me for details about how you can book a workshop or class! 

Don't want to share my attentions with other students? No problem! Private one-on-one lessons are also available for individual students. $28 per hour, in my studio.  

There are several great wineries and breweries near my studio -- feel free to byob of your favorite libations to classes and workshops! 

Special  Events for 2018
New shows and events are continuously added, check back often for the latest updates.

Jan 11 - Mar 1, - Weekly Watercolor Classes at the Community Arts Center, Wallingford, Pennsylvania. This class is for artists who want to excel at watercolor painting and learn more about color theory, compositional choices, manipulating values, proper uses of materials and supplies, and mastering the mediums used to create extraordinary paintings. 

Jan 9 - 10, - Winter Watercolors -- a Watercolor Painting Workshop at Maris Grove, Concordville, Pennsylvania. 1 - 4 pm each day. In this watercolor painting class you will learn how to paint the winter light and shadows on snow and use colors and values to breathe life into your winter landscapes! Learn how to mix colors, plan a composition, use values, manipulate the properties of pigments, use different types of brushes for effects, and more!

Jan 31 - Feb 3, - Chadds Ford Winter Plein Air. Reception and Sale at the Chadds Ford Historical Society Barn on Feb 3. Come out and watch me paint in the freezing cold weather! 

March 10, - I'll be jurying the applicants for Signature Membership in the Baltimore Watercolor Society. 

March 23 - 24, - Watercolor Painting Workshop in Charleston, South Carolina! This workshop will focus on painting water, with boats and buildings. Students will learn how to paint movement in water and different types of skies, and reflections in water. This is one of my coveted "Signature Seascape Workshops" that artists love, and it's going to fill up fast so don't wait! Contact Helen to sign up!

May 7, - Plein Air Painting Workshop at the Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA. 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. Students will learn how to break through the confusion of choosing a plein air painting subject, and learn how to plan a landscape composition by eliminating distractions and focusing on their subjects. They will learn how to capture light and shadow in their paintings, and how to see the landscape in simplified shapes of colors and values. They will learn how to mix colors with a limited palette, and depict a variety of trees and other landscape elements using pen and ink and watercolors. They will learn how to use values, colors, and a variety of perspective techniques to create depth and dimension in paintings. Students will learn how to sketch quick value studies, and add buildings, architectural elements, and gestural figures to the landscape to create drama and interest in their paintings. A variety of techniques will be demonstrated, and students will receive lots of hands-on individual instruction and critique. 

May 10, - Watercolor Painting Workshop, Glouchester County Art League, New Jersey.  Learn how I mix colors, plan a composition, use values, manipulate the properties of pigments, use different types of brushes for effects, and more! This workshop is limited to just 12 students, so sign up fast before it's sold out! 

May 19 - 20, - Chester County Studio Tour. Come visit me in my Kennett Square Studio! 105 Kabob Lane, Kennett Square. Painting demonstrations, door prizes, and more all weekend long at this free event! Artists Sarah Baptist, Jeanne Bruneau, Catherine Quillman, and Karen Frattali are also selling their paintings and prints at my studio for this event. There are are a hundred artists exhibiting on this tour, and I'm lucky to have the best ones showing their paintings in my studio! 

June 4, - Abstract Painting Workshop at the Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA. 

June 23, - I'll be judging the Salem County Art league's annual exhibit in New Jersey.

July 12 - August 16, - Every Thursday, Watercolor Summer School in my Studio and en Plein Air. This is like Summer Camp for grown-ups! Morning session is 9:45 - 12:30, and afternoon session is 12:45 - 3:30. Half day sessions are $39 each session, full day $78 each. Email me to register. 

Aug 26 - Sept 4, - Plein Air Painting Workshop in Provence, France! Join me for a week of painting in southern France with Provence Art Experience. This workshop is limited to just 12 people, so be sure to sign up early before it’s “sold out!” Click on the photo to open the full brochure for this workshop, with photos and descriptions of the villas, painting locations, and full itinerary!

Provence Art Experience

Sept 7 - 9, International Plein Air Painters Association presents the Annual Worldwide Paintout! Where ever I am, I will be streaming live! 

Oct 6, - I'll be jurying the applicants for Signature Membership in the Baltimore Watercolor Society. 

Oct 13 - 14, - Painting Demonstrations and Make it - Take it workshops during the annual Hands On Creativity expo at the Plaza Artist Supply store in Towson, Maryland! Get your creative juices flowing! I'll be conducting Free demos, hands-on painting workshops, and giving away free samples! 11am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday!

Oct 25-26, - Judging the Milton Art Guild's Exhibit, Milton, Delaware.

Oct 29 - Nov 4, -- Plein Air Brandywine Valley. Ticketed preview party on Friday, Nov 2. Exhibit is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, Nov 3 - 4 at Winterthur Estate and Gardens, Wilmington, Delaware.

Nov 16 - 17, - Unionville Art Gala! Friday 6-9pm, and Saturday 11-4pm at the Unionville High School, Unionville, PA. Kick off your holiday shopping with special sale prices on original paintings! 

Special Events for 2019

March 25 - 27, - Watercolor Painting Workshop at the Ocean City Art Guild, Maryland

March 28, - Art Marketing Workshop at the Ocean City Art Guild, Maryland

DATES TBA: Watercolor Painting Workshop at Cheap Joe's in Boone, North Carolina! Dates TBA. Watch this site for more details soon!


My TV show, "Painting Seascapes in Watercolor" is now being shown on over 190 television stations worldwide! Check your local cable listings to see broadcast times in your area!

I'd love to come teach a workshop in your town! Please tell your local artist organizations and art centers to contact me for current prices! Besides being educationally enriching, my workshops are successfully used by artist organizations as fundraisers to generate significant income!

Follow Annie's board Plein air oil paintings by Annie Strack on Pinterest.

posted by Annie Strack @  

All images and content copyright Annie Strack 2018